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  • 3 week (15 day) training program
  • 154 hours
    • 50 hours – Classroom
    • 50 hours – Range; Maneuver Instruction
    • 54 hours – On the Road Training
  • 3rd party testing on select campuses
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Truck Driver Institute 154-Hour Course Summary – Get A Class A CDL License

Week 1

  • Orientation
  • Drug Screen and DOT Physical Exam
  • CDL Instruction – General Knowledge
  • Sections 1, 2 & 3 of state CDL Manual
  • CDL Preparation
  • Section 5 Air Brakes
  • Section 6 Combination Vehicles
  • Take Written CDL Test
  • Log Books, hours and service requirements
  • How to Read a Map and Plan a Trip
  • Smith System
  • Weight Scales and Staying Legal
  • Cargo Claims
  • Basic Mechanical Knowledge

You must have tested for and passed your written permit to advance to week 2.

Week 2

  • Driving Range
  • Pre-trip Inspection
  • Backing Maneuvers, straight line and offset backing
  • Begin driving on the road — gradual progression from driving in low traffic, to light traffic, etc.

Week 3

  • Practice advanced driving skills on the driving range and on the highway
  • Night driving
  • CDL Driving Skills Test — Highway/Street Testing
  • Graduation

Our Friendly, Supportive Staff Can Help You Become a Truck Driver

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  • They make you feel comfortable in the truck…. I just want to make some money… I am so thankful that I came here!  See Video

    Cody Wilson
    Cody Wilson
  • Within 2 weeks of graduating I received my Hazmat and my Class A CDL and opened up a thousand doors.  See Video

    Tim Crenshaw
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  • I had 9 felonies and no one would hire me…. they pay really good…. within just about a year of graduating I should be able to put down a deposit on my own truck.   See Video

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  • In three weeks they got me trained and lined up with a job.  See Video

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    Shawn Cooley
  • I decided to use my VA benefits and the GI Bill ended up paying for my entire school....In 3 weeks at TDI you’re guaranteed to get your CDL and go to the company of your choice and be starting to make some money.  See Video

    Troy Davidson
    Troy Davidson
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